Three arrested in Bettendorf after homes, cars damaged by slingshots

(Bettendorf, IA) -- Three men are arrested, accused of damaging homes and vehicles in Bettendorf with slingshots.

Investigators say Christopher Thomas Hayes, Jakob Lawson Burke and Zachary Thomas Arguello, all 20 years old and from Bettendorf, were arrested and charged following the incidents, which took place in February.

Police say the suspects caused approximately $9,000 in damages to cars and homes using a slingshot and marbles.

They are being charged with:

  • One count of intimidation with a dangerous weapon, Class C felony
  • Two counts of intimidation with a dangerous weapon, Class D felony
  • One count of second-degree criminal mischief and conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony, Class D felony

Burke and Hayes were arrested Tuesday, March 22 and were then released from the Scott County Jail after posting bond. Arguello was arrested Wednesday, March 23. Bettendorf residents are asked to call Detective Jeff Buckles at 563-344-4039 if there has been damage to their vehicles or homes, which could have been caused by a slingshot and marbles.

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